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Rectifying God's Name: Liu Zhi's Confucian Translation of Monotheism and Islamic Law

James D. Frankel


Islam first arrived in China more than 1,200 years ago, but for more than a millennium it was perceived as a foreign presence. The restoration of native Chinese rule by the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), after nearly a century of Mongol domination, helped transform Chinese intellectual discourse on ideological, social, political, religious, and ethnic identity. This led to the creation of a burgeoning network of Sinicized Muslim scholars who wrote about Islam in classical Chinese and developed a body of literature known as the Han Kitāb. This book examines the life and work of one of the most impor ... More

Keywords: Islam, China, classical Chinese, Han Kitāb, Qing Chinese Muslim literati, Liu Zhi, Tianfang danli, Chinese thought, ritual

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780824834746
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824834746.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James D. Frankel, author
University of Hawai'i at Manoa